Stantec GIS Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

Your Opportunity

Our Water sector, which brings together many of the world’s top engineers and scientists, sees water a bit differently—as a single holistic system rather than as unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. We use this perspective to help communities tap into water’s potential. Throughout the life cycle of capture, use, reuse, and discharge, our team optimizes every facet of a water system. Whether a project calls for planners, designers, construction managers, or facility operators, we have the right experts to provide creative, yet practical, water solutions. Through our cost-effective strategies, we’re helping communities increase their water efficiency and protect their water resources for future generations. Join our team as we create new ways to tap into water’s vast potential.

Stantec’s Water group has an opportunity for an experienced GIS Specialist. This position will support GIS analysis, database development and map production efforts in support of water resources projects, including FEMA Flood Insurance Studies.

This is an excellent career opportunity for an individual to join a team of multidisciplinary professionals in a fast paced, customer driven environment. The position offers great potential for professional growth and the opportunity to apply the latest in GIS technology to water resource projects and flood studies.

Your Duties

Job functions include but not limited to:

  • Create and manipulate databases

  • Cartography and map development

  • Spatial analysis and geodatabase population

  • Production of FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and related geospatial databases

  • Develop FEMA Flood Risk products and performing flood risk assessments

  • Elevation data processing and manipulation, including LiDAR and Digital Elevation Models (DEMs)

  • Support engineers in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, and floodplain mapping;

  • Communication and collaboration with the project team, project managers, clients, local communities

  • Occasional field data collection (e.g. GPS data collection); and

  • Developing official correspondence for communities

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Bachelor's degree in Geography, Geographical Information Systems, Environmental Science, or a related field

  • Minimum three (3) years of professional experience in GIS, including cartographic design, GIS map creation, geodatabase maintenance / design, and feature/attribute editing

  • 3 years of work experience utilizing GIS software, including ESRI products

  • Strong verbal and written communication skillsvia phone, email, and in person to internal and external clients

  • Passion for geography, GIS, technology, and information communication

  • Detailed oriented individual with ability to effectively juggle multiple tasks, concurrently, while maintaining a high level of quality

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Geography, Geographical Information Systems, or a related field

  • Knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program, including Letter of Map Changes (LOMCs).

  • Knowledge of FEMA guidance and/or systems is desired, including the Mapping Information Platform (MIP)

  • Programing experience using JavaScript, Python, and SQL

  • Geospatial data visualization, delivery, and analytics using online platforms, such as ArcGIS Online.

  • CFM or GISP certification

Job ID 32257

# of Openings Remaining 1

Location US-IL-Chicago

Experience (Years) 1

Posted Date 10/10/2017

Discipline Water and Wastewater Engineering